About The Artist
Brenda Swenson is the artist author of two books, Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook (Award of Excellence Finalist) and Steps to Success in Watercolor. Her paintings and sketches have been featured in Splash 11, 12 & 14, Artistic Touch 4, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, Watercolor Highlights, Quarterly Magazine, Wheels of Time and numerous other publications.
Brenda has been awarded signature membership in WW, NWWS, SDWS and she has won numerous awards for her paintings. An active participant in the arts community she has served on the board of directors for the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. She is in demand to demonstrate and teach her painting and sketching techniques to groups nationwide and abroad.
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I’m a Mixed Media Artist. I have several roles that I play such as, mom, daughter, wife, sister and friend. To make my life more interesting, I am an executive assistant working. full-time in “Corporate America”. This certainly challenges me to juggle and struggle with my personal, business and art life.
My art includes, textural collage works on canvas, cardboard, wood, paper and other substrates using paints, molding pastes, inks, fabric, a variety of found objects and my own handmade polymer clay pieces. I love art.. I need art. Life/Work balance is what I strive for.
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I was born and raised in Wales UK and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. I came to Germany to pursue an operatic career as a mezzo soprano and sang over 100 opera roles, including title roles such as Carmen, Joan of Arc and Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Other professional occupations have include voice teacher, chorus director, language teacher and writer.
I have been writing stories plays and poetry, making music and painting for as long as I can remember. Most of my early poetry has been lost. Serious dedication to painting followed from the year 2000 to fill in the spiritual vacuum left from no longer working in the theatre. The empty canvas is like a stage. It’s up to the performer to give it life and light!
Paintings can be seen on my website at http://www.redbubble.com/people/faithart as well as numerous other online venues such as my blogs: http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ , http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ (the main one) and http://fapj.blogspot.com/ (extra for writing).. Enjoy your visits to my online premises, but please remember that all my output is protected by copyright.